Department of English

Matthew Grinder

Adjunct Faculty of English
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Office Location

311 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Humanities, Union Institute and University, 2022
  • M.A., Humanities, Tiffin University, 2016
  • B.A., English Literature, Thomas Edison State University, 2014


Matt Grinder has been teaching College Writing, Ethics, and Philosophy for the last 8 years.  His primary area of interest is the culture and philosophy of the Native American novel and its impact on the United States.  Matt has published various critical considerations, analytic work, and literary theory pieces on various Native American novelists ranging from the nineteenth century to the present.  When not teaching or doing research, Matt is most likely watching professional football with his family.